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Food delivery apps supersized in recent years, but profits didn't

Nov 30, 2022
Job cuts at DoorDash reflect a changing economy.
The market for food delivery apps boomed during the pandemic, but the "lifeline" they provided is no longer vital.
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High gasoline prices take toll on gig economy drivers

Mar 23, 2022
A survey found more than half of drivers have either reduced their hours or quit in response to rising fuel costs.
Rising gas prices are cutting into the earnings of gig economy drivers.
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Food delivery apps may soon see even more consolidation

May 13, 2020
That could mean higher prices for consumers, and for the restaurants that rely on the apps.
There are reports that Uber has made an offer to buy and take over Grubhub.
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China's food deliverers have hectic schedules

Feb 6, 2019
High demand leads to a high-stress job for couriers.
Food deliverers have become an integral part of city living in China.
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How the rise of food delivery is changing restaurants

Sep 9, 2016
Restaurants face new challenges with the boom in apps like DoorDash and Postmates.
A Kokuho Rose brown rice dish from the restaurant Squirl. The plate contains sorrel pesto, poached egg and watermelon radish, along with several other ingredients. 

The New York Times gets in the food delivery game

May 6, 2016
Because we really needed another one.
Food apps aren't just coming from Silicon Valley anymore.